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The 3 Best Memory Care Facilities in Chelan County, WA for 2024

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What to Consider About Memory Care in Chelan County

Located in central Washington, Chelan County has a population of over 70,000 people, more than 11,000 of whom are 65 and older. Some of these seniors may be among the 110,000 Washington residents living with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. There are three memory care facilities in Chelan County to care for these seniors.

In Chelan County and the rest of Washington state, memory care facilities are referred to as Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) and are licensed by the Aging and Long-Term Support Administration Department division of the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in

  • Chelan County has an air quality rank of 82 out of 100, where 100 represents the areas with the cleanest air, compared to the U.S. average of 58. Seniors with respiratory conditions may find that they breathe easier in Chelan County.
  • Chelan County’s cost of living is 110, slightly higher than the national average of 100. Transportation and healthcare expenses both rank below the U.S. average. The higher costs of groceries and housing, 107.8 and 153 might make the county unaffordable for families looking to relocate.
  • Seniors in Chelan County can benefit from Washington’s tax laws. Pensions, both public and private, social security benefits, and retirement savings account withdrawals are not taxed. Seniors living in the county might find that these savings result in more money to put toward their memory care expenses.
  • The climate in Chelan County is quite cool, with summer highs only reaching 86 degrees and winter lows dropping to 24. Although the county receives less rain than the national average, 20 inches annually compared to 39, the annual snowfall of 52 inches is almost double the national average of 26 inches. Seniors with respiratory issues who breathe easier in cooler weather might enjoy living in Chelan County.

Paying for Memory Care in Chelan County

Memory Care costs in Chelan County start around $5,100 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,694 per month.

It’s important to note that memory care rates in Chelan County and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.

Counties in Washington

Snohomish County

$6,288

Island County

$5,910

King County

$5,862

Pierce County

$5,695

US

$5,694

Whatcom County

$5,552

Chelan County

$5,100

Skagit County

$5,066

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Chelan County

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Washington page.

More Ways to Pay for Memory Care

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for memory care, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance memory care costs include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in Washington page.

Free Memory Care Resources in Chelan County

Chelan County and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in a memory care community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.

To see a list of free memory care resources in Chelan County, please visit our Memory Care in Washington page.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Chelan County

Chelan County-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Washington are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Washington page for more information about these laws.

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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John

I visited this facility

Review of Blossom Creek

Blossom Creek was a nice place. It's very clean. If I had to put my dad somewhere, they would certainly be a very high consideration. The staff who gave me the tour was awesome. I was a fireman for...

Provider response

Thank you for touring and considering our community. Along with attentive care, giving our residents an active and vibrant lifestyle is at the heart of what we do. Please let us know if you have...

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Deborah

I visited this facility

Review of Blossom Creek

When a room becomes available, we will be moving my mom to Blossom Creek memory care. The one that we looked at originally was a shared bath and a shared room, and we decided that wouldn't be the...

Provider response

Thank you Deborah for sharing such a detailed review with other families. It really helps to have a personal perspective when choosing the right place for a loved one. We can't wait for your mother...

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Scott

I visited this facility

Review of Blossom Creek

Blossom Creek Memory Care is all brand-new and clean. The cafeteria was very nice, and the rooms were nice. The lady who showed me around seemed very bright, and I saw all the orderlies helping...

Provider response

Hi Scott! Thank you for sharing your review; we appreciate your confidence in us and we’re proud to provide a 5-star experience for our residents and families!

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